The UK has so much to offer in terms of adventure and entertainment that is sure to keep the whole family happy. From walks in the countryside to fantastic food festivals and ancient castles – you are sure to find something amazing to see and do when you venture out and about in the UK in 2013.
The UK is famous throughout the world for its rich and varied history and in particular, our castles. From Edinburgh to Kent, there are many places to visit where you can walk around a real castle yourselves and learn all about its history. Many venues even offer entertainment while you are there, such as Warwick Castle’s medieval banquets or the re-enactments held at Corfe Castle in Dorset.
From fine dining to humble pub grub, we are a nation of food lovers and throughout the year you can find festivals dedicated to everything from cheese to garlic. The Ludlow Food Festival, Chester Food and Drink Festival, the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival and the London Coffee Festival are all devoted to their own tasty treats and you are invited along to share in the celebrations. Whatever your particular tastes, whether it is sweet or savoury, you are sure to find a festival for it somewhere in the UK this year.
One of the world’s largest international bird watching events will be held in the UK in 2013. BirdFair involves hundreds of stands and displays offering information on wildlife, conservation, nature reserves and much more. Throughout the 3-day event, there will be quizzes, book launches, demonstrations and entertainment for the whole family, as well as a host of wildlife experts giving informative talks.
If you want to experience something truly unique in the summer of 2013, then look no further than the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London. Filled with music, dance, drama and dazzling costumes, this 2-day parade has made a small corner of England’s capital into one of the most famous places on Earth. This amazing street party invites people from all over the world to come along and have a good time, whether it is with friends, family or simply by yourself!
A weekend in London
There are so many things to see and do in London that it really deserves a whole weekend dedicated to it at the very least. The Natural History Museum is ideal for family days out, particularly those who have an interest in the history of the natural world and even better – it is free to enter. Those with an interest in art may prefer to visit the amazing Tate Modern which includes some of the world’s most famous works of art, both modern and classical. There are also many great tourist destinations to explore in London, such as The London Eye, Madame Tussaud’s and the Tower of London, that you may need a few return visits to fit it all in